Neurosurgeons Dawn Tartaglione, DO, and Amit Goyal,MD, show the 7D Surgical System

Bayhealth First in Delaware to Offer 7D Surgical’s Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery Technology

Monday, October 25, 2021 | Expanded Services, Neurosciences
Bayhealth became the first health system in Delaware to offer state-of-the-art surgical technology with the implementation of the 7D Surgical FLASH™ Navigation System. The innovative technology serves as a fast, accurate and radiation-free surgical tool for safer spinal and cranial procedures performed by the Bayhealth Neurosurgery team. 

“With our deeply held commitment to offering our patients the nation’s best healthcare close to home, we are bringing innovative services such as 7D Surgical FLASH™ Navigation System to Delaware,” said Bayhealth Medical Director of Neurosurgery Dawn Tartaglione, DO, FACOS. “This investment underscores that commitment by improving patient safety and bringing access to the highest quality of care to the people of Kent and Sussex Counties.” 

The 7D Surgical FLASH Navigation System is the first and only platform that utilizes Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery (MvIGS) technology. For the first time, neurosurgeons can guide their tools to the critical anatomy using sophisticated camera technology linked to a computer in the operating room. The underlying technology is similar to what is used in the latest self-driving automobiles. Unlike time-consuming conventional image guided surgery systems that depend on radiation during surgery, this new MvIGS technology will be used by neurosurgeons at Bayhealth to reduce time in the operating room for patients and eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure.  

“As a neurosurgeon, we notice our patients are staying active later in life and they want to keep their spine function at a higher level for many more years. This 7D technology allows us to see in 3D and gives us more information when placing hardware in the spine,” said Dr. Tartaglione. “Our patients have shorter recovery times and can get back to doing what they love.”  

Bayhealth added the new technology to its roster of cutting-edge surgical tools, after being the first in the state to introduce the ExcelsiusGPS system in 2019. 

Visit to learn more about the Bayhealth Neurosurgery program or call 302-526-1470 to schedule an appointment. 

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